Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Don’t Say AND --- Say OR

Scripture NEVER SAYS that God will never give us more than we can handle. God will often give us too much to handle. Why? Because He wants to teach us to depend on something besides ourselves.
Three things God’s word teaches us to put something down.
There is a classic story in the New Testament, when Jesus visited the home of Mary and Martha. Martha thought that she could do it all. She thought she could have cook the meal, clean the house, put out all of the niceties and then later on she could spend time with Jesus. “But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!" Luke 10:40
Like so many of us, Martha was overwhelmed, trying to do it all.
Jesus responded to her by saying "Martha, Martha,you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." Luke 10:41-42
When you are feeling overwhelmed and you are facing more than you can handle you need to earn to say one of two things. You have to learn to say “OR” instead of “AND”.
Most people today say, “Well, I can do this, AND this, AND this, AND this,” I can be a super wife AND mom AND a working professional AND a soccer mom AND a church leader AND a volunteer in the community AND this, AND that AND this AND that.
When you are facing more than you can handle don’t say AND, say “OR”. I can do this OR that, this OR that.
Just because you think you could do it all does not mean God has called you to do it all. Instead of adding to your “to do” list, most people think that highly productive people do more. Instead of adding more to your “to do” list, maybe you should add some things to your “to don’t” list.
Tomorrow we will look at being able to handle more by delegating things to others.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,

This Friday night Celebration Community Church presents Grace Unplugged. It’s the story of a talented young singer/songwriter's Christian faith and family ties that are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom. Grace Unplugged is a moving and inspiring new film that explores the true meaning of success. Grace Unplugged is being featured as a part of 98.5 The TRUTH’s Free Family Fun Flix offered monthly at Celebration Community Church.
Showtime is 7:05pm and admission, popcorn and pop are free. Grace Unplugged this Friday at Celebration Community Church.

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